Five crew kidnapped off Cotonou

A general cargo vessel was boarded by heavily armed suspected pirates who kidnapped five crew members 153 nm south west off the coast of Cotonou, Benin, on 2 July. According to IHS Markit AISLive ship […]

APL England heads for Chinese repair yard

After discharging its cargo, the 5,510 teu APL England is en route to Zhoushan, China, for repairs, after agreeing to a AUD22.5 million (USD15.4 million) Australian cleanup operation. The Singapore-flagged vessel lost 50 containers in […]

Drugs seized, crew arrested in Mauritius

Mauritian authorities seized drugs valued at almost USD740,000 and arrested four crew members during a search of a livestock carrier arriving at Port Louis, Mauritius. The haul comprised 39 kg of cannabis, including 2 kg […]

APL England master charged, bailed

The master of APL England, which jettisoned some 50 containers in heavy weather off the east coast of Australia, has been charged, bailed, and is awaiting trial. The captain, 43-year-old Mohamad Zulkhaili Bin Alias, won […]

Vessel fires flare up off the US coast

A fire that started in the cargo area of a roll-on, roll-off (ro-ro) vessel in the port of Jacksonville (JAXPORT) shortly after completing loading operations has finally been fully extinguished after smouldering for a week. […]